Oklahoma State Register. (Guthrie, Okla.), Vol. 15, No. 19, Ed. 1 Thursday, May 24, 1906 Page: 4 of 8
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THURSDAY, MAY 24. 1906.
JOHN GOuoBlE. EDITOR.
V. II. Greer's Endorsement For Presi-
dent of National Press Association.
It is unfortunate that even in such a perfunc-
tory matter as his endorsement by the Oklaho-
ma Press Association tor president of the Na-
tioual Press Association, I*. H. Greer should
have resorted to unfair methods. As it is, he is
not sure that the delegates selected are for him
and will not be until they vote in the National
convention and the contest for president is de-
The resolutions endorsing were passed but
by the Oklahoma Press Association, and are
but perfunctory, with the instruction that the
delegates vote lor him stricken out. So anxious
was he to railroad the matter through, fearing
that a fair contest might defeat him, that out of
the 227 members of the association then present
in the city but JO participated—2-1 voted for the
endorsement, two against and four passed.
Though the contest for the endorsement was
placed near the end of the program, in the af-
ternoon ot the second day. the last of the ses-
sion, it was ushed as the first business of the
session, immediately after the welcome address-
-s. At the very moment the resolution was
forced on the convention, the committee on cre-
dentials sat in the hall ready to report over thirty
more voters as members of the association and a
committee of three from the Oklahoma Press
Association and of three from the Indian
Territory Press Association were present ready
to report that they agreed to merge the two as-
sociations into one. Thus the Indian Territory
Association and thirty members of the Oklaho-
ma Association were deprived of their voice in
endorsing or disapproving the resolution. In
addition to this nearly one half of the members
ot the Indian Territory and Oklahoma Press As-
sociations arrived after the action was take" and
had no choice in the matter.
The result of the matter is that the delegates
selected to go to the National convention are
not instructed for Mr. Greer and can vote as
they choose. When the matter came up next
day to select delegates, a motion that Mr. Greer
select his own delegates was defeated and a com-
mittee was appointed to select and report them
to the convention. This was done, and the re-
port was adopted, but only the All-Wise-One
and themselves know how they are going to
vote when they go to Minneapolis.
Mr. Greer made his usuai viscious, dirty
fight by public print and private letter, on Mr.
Niblack, who had as much right to aspire to the
fraternal endorsement of his fellow editors, and
in the convention at Shawnee took unfair ad-
vantage of men of his own craft to gain his ends
—barring all he thought were not for him, know
ing that all would be bound by a greater decen-
cy than he, and now he has but an uncertain
empty honor, wrenched by force, for his pains.
A tribute to one's character that has to be
stolen is not an honor.
The Hospitality of the Citizens
The Oklahoma Press Association has met
many times in many places in Oklahoma, but it
is doubttul if it was ever as lavishly entertained
as by the citizens of Shawnee. The boys have
probably not yet regained their normal senses
enough to write their delight, but as they get
time to reflect they will not be able to say too
much for the whole-souled manner in which the
citizens of Shawnee "laid themselves out to
show them a good time."
As for the editor of this paper, all his im-
pression! of Shawnee w.re delightful. The
"Forest City" has been a wonder to him every
time he has visited it. He knew the woods be-
fore Shawnee took possession of them, and each
time since, when he visited the city hy found tyie
arts of man probing further back into the mys-
teries of forest. Cottages, palaces, temples,
skyscrapers, took the place of the poplar, ma-
ple, evergreen, elm and the stately oak, The
forests are said to have been God's first temples
—and Shawnee is a place of God's temples first
and last, For did not the editor there see wo-
men at the Carnegie library as fair and learned
as those of the Parthenon on the Acropolis?
Was there not as much wit and beauty at the
banqust as those who feasted with Cyrus or
Shawnee is indeed a beautiful, prosperous,
and a growing city, set in a natural forest in the
midst of a fertile valley, unsurpassed by any re.
gion in any land. The city has tbe spirit of
prosperity. All its citizens risen from noth-
ing to something possesi the self-con-
fident spirit of success. It is visible everywhere,
like th>; vitality of crops grown in a rich soil.
Nothing is at a standstill. From necessity the
city has grown into prosperity, from prosperity
into commodity. Beauty is everywhere suc-
ceeding u.ility. Shawnee is destined to make a
great city, whether she captures the capital or
not; and the editors will undoubtedly accord
that it is entitled to any meed of future great-
ness that it can achieve, for its genial men and
gracious women are entitled to the best.
Eng ish Women Want to Vote,
Four hundred women suffragists, represent-
ing organizations from all parts of the country,
escorted by fortv members of parliament, march-
ed through the streets of London and interview-
ed Premier Campbell-Bannerman, at the foreign
office, presenting their claims that women be al-
lowed to vote.
That's going some for English wo Tien.
That would be a pretty big stunt for our Ameri-
can women to make.
This delegation of women included ladies o
tittle side by side with factory girls, and the
Premier is said to have "smiled" on "this as-
sortment of women," telling them mat "while
he sympathised with the obj :ct 'if the deputa-
tion" they would have to be • t > Hisses
met his declaration tint it w , i probably be
many years before they would attai.i t object
of their desire, and one speaker declared th«t
the "women were prepared to sacr.ficc n.cir livei
in behalf ot their demands."
The woman of Englamd shire the burden
of labor with man much more than the A a i; :.i i
women and the ballot vvou'd probably -li-an
much more to them than here. ThU accoums
for the greater intensity or their deman i> ! lie re
they divide the labor of lite fuiiy one half with
man, in the factory, in common labor and n the
fields, fhey are porters, bar maids, street
sweeps and even sanitary police. Having the j
ballot they could demand greater consideration ]
and pay than now. The savage initinc: ot* plac-
ing the greater labor on women still sticks in
most of the countries in Europe, England in- j
eluded, and they are taken as man's helpmeet as
a matter of course, without the corresponding
liberties accorded the women of this country.
They are beginning to waken up with a ven-
geance and demand their proportionate social,
marital and labor rights. They ought to have
them. The Englishman's wife and daughter are
still pretty much his chattel.
A lady of high civic ideals, a good house-
keeper, thinks Mayor Duke's advice fjr citizens
to "clean up for the Woodmen visitors " is that
of a slovenly wife who puts her best foot for-
ward for "company"' and then goes sloppvjand
dirty around the balance of the time until she is
the remark of her neighbors. This lady thinks
Mayor Duke should issue a proclamation to
"clean up" for the beauty, pleasure and health
of the citizens—because cleanliness is preferable
FLYNN SKINS McGUIRE.
Those who heard him state thatDenais Flynn
"skinned" Delegate McGuire "to a fare-you-well,"
at a meeting ot the "old soldiers," during the re
union at Oklahoma City. There was nothing he
did not say, we are made to understand. Then
he asked if they did not wonder why he could do
this, and answered his own queery by saving that
he was out of politics, it pleased him was
great satisfaction to his feelings to do so, and
therefore he could afford to do it.
But he did not stop here, but began to tell the
old soldiers how he could be a railroad lobbyist
and still not be a corporation man: that he was
not a rich man and necked the money; and that 1
corporations had rights as well as poor people.
Dennis Flynn is not to be blamed lor skinning j
McGuire. Before Mr. Flynn quit congress lie j
had acquired the reputation of being the most !
acute and conscienceless grafter in Washington.
If Mr. Flynn wants to place himself u< the test,
all kinds of things can be proven on h.m. For a
time he still attempted to carry on his trade after
McGuire was elected, but with his second el; c-
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Growers in the Pottawatomie
county district have planted
about 3.000 acres of potatoes this
spring, according to Ewers White,
one of the most extensive potato
growers in Oklahoma. The acre
age is s'itely less than it was a
year ago. Mr. White says that
the crop is ir, fire condition Dig-
ging will begin abcut June 10 and
the average yield will be from
100 to 125 bushels an acre. Care-
ful growers get much larger
yields. The crop is dug several
weeks before the potatoes have
ripened, which reduces the bushel
yield, but enables the growers to
get to market ahead of the Mis-
souri and Arkansas crop. Two
crops are raised in Oklahcma a
year, the second crop coming in
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tion, McGuire has him shut out so he does rot
even hang around Washington, but simply plugs
statehood and other legislation for Oklahoma in
the hopes of defeating McGuire's efforts 111 full-
filling the wishes of the people.
It is not policy now to reveal the methods
with which Mr. Fiynn has fought statehood,
without exposing himself at Washington, but af-
ter the passage of the bill no harm can be done.
Were Mr. Flynn as loval to Oklahoma as he pre-
tends to be he would enlist the friendships he
made while in congress for statehood instead of
using them against it.
The Oklahoma City papers, while they adver-
tised the fact that Mr. Flynn would make a
speech before the old soldiers, did not say a
word about what he said, but a shorthand copy
was taken and will be printed, showing Mr.
Flynn's loyal republicanism in skinning its party
leader and defending himself for being a corpo-
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Golobie, John. Oklahoma State Register. (Guthrie, Okla.), Vol. 15, No. 19, Ed. 1 Thursday, May 24, 1906, newspaper, May 24, 1906; Guthrie, Oklahoma. (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc111344/m1/4/: accessed February 22, 2019), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.